The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require each local planning authority to prepare and publish a Brownfield Land Register and update it on an at least annual basis.
The purpose of Brownfield Land Registers is to provide up-to-date and consistent publicly available information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development.
The Government has published guidance for local planning authorities to consider in preparing and publishing Brownfield Land Registers.
The Brownfield Land Register includes brownfield land that accords with the NPPF definition and the following criteria:
- 0.25 hectares / able to deliver at least 5 dwellings or more,
- suitable in planning terms (in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and policies in the Development Plan),
- available (the landowner / promoter has expressed an intention to sell or develop the land and there are no known impediments to it being delivered),
- achievable (development is likely to start within 15 years).
The register is compiled in two parts:
- Part 1 is a comprehensive list of identified brownfield sites.
- Part 2 is a list of sites the Council considers appropriate to give ‘Permission in Principle’.
At this stage we have published a Part 1 Register found below.